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Hiroshima Major Spots

Hiroshima Major Spots

An itinerary to visit all of Hiroshima’s major attractions in just one day. Recommended for those who want to experience as much of Hiroshima as possible in the one day they are here.

Day 1

01 Hiroshima Station (広島駅)

Hiroshima Station is the bustling transportation hub of our peaceful city, and one of the principal entertainment hubs as well. All JR lines in the city stop here, and from here, people can take numerous buses and streetcars anywhere in the city, or even out of town. The ekie shopping complex located inside the station building also has no shortage of restaurants and souvenir shops to keep visitors busy for hours.

Address
2-37 Matsubaracho, Minami Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

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Transportation: JR Miyajima-guchi Station, [Miyajima Pier (Tram (Miyajima Line) & Miyajima Ferry]

02 Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社)

Itsukushima Shrine is a famous shrine located on the island of Miyajima within the city limits of Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture. Itsukushima Shrine was initially built in the year 593, but it was not until the year 1168 that the military leader Taira no Kiyomori rebuilt the shrine into its present magnificent state. The gods enshrined at the shrine are known as the Munakata Sanjojin. (Three Goddesses of Munakata) They are believed to have power over maritime safety, fishing, traffic safety, and business prosperity. In 1996, Itsukushima Shrine was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with the Atomic Bomb Dome.


(Admission Fee)
Adult – ¥300
High School student – ¥200
Elementary/Junior High School
student – ¥100
(Admission & Treasure House
set)
Adult – ¥500
High School student – ¥300
Elementary/Junior High School
student – ¥150
※ If you are a student, please
present your passport or
school ID at reception when
purchasing your ticket.

Address
1-1 Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

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03 Miyajima Omotesando Street

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04 Miyajima Public Aquarium (宮島水族館)

The Miyajima Aquarium is the only aquarium on Miyajima Island, and is a popular tourist spot for both domestic and international visitors. The aquarium is divided into 15 areas, where you can see the rare fish and aquatic creatures that live in the Seto Inland Sea, where Miyajima is located. A sea lion show is held every day in a special pool outside the facility. Watch the sea lions perform tricks, see their powerful jumps and experience a great view as you watch them swim up close.

Address
10-3 Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

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05 Anago-meshi Ueno Miyajima-guchi Honten

The Anago-meshi Ueno Miyajima-guchi Honten is a long-standing Japanese restaurant established in 1901. It specializes in anago (conger eel) dishes and serves Anago-Meshi,” a famous Miyajima specialty. Conger eel is a specialty of Miyajima, along with oysters. This location offers anago-meshi using freshly grilled anago in a special recipe. The restaurant also sells takeout anago-meshi lunch boxes.

Address
739-04111-5-11 Miyajima-guchi, Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture

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Transportation: JR Shin Hakushima Station, Hondori Station [Sanyo Main Line & Astram Line]

06 Atomic Bomb Dome (原爆ドーム)

On August 6, 1945, the world’s first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. To this day, the Atomic Bomb Dome conveys the horror of the bomb’s destructive power and the extent of the damage it caused. The Atomic Bomb Dome avoided total destruction, although it was only about 160 meters from the blast’s hypocenter. However, all the people inside the building died instantly, and the beautiful Western-style exterior and interior were utterly destroyed, with only the building’s steel frame remaining intact. In 1996, the Atomic Bomb Dome was registered as a World Heritage Site to be an architectural reminder of the horrors of nuclear weapons.

Address
1-10 Otemachi, Naka Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

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07 Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum (広島平和記念資料館)

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum is a facility that exhibits materials related to the atomic bombings. Such items include artifacts of A-bomb survivors as well as photographs and drawings that illustrate the devastation of the bombing. More than 400,000 foreign visitors have visited the museum to date, and overseas visitors account for 20-30% of the total number of visitors. The exhibits at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum are divided into five areas in total and appeal to the world for peace from two main perspectives: “What happened in Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, and how the city was rebuilt,” and “How terrible and destructive nuclear weapons really are.” Audioguides (400 yen per unit) are also available for rent to help visitors learn more about the exhibits. The audio guides are available in Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, Russian, and Thai.

 


 

(Exhibition admission fee)
18+ – ¥200
High School student – ¥100
Junior High School student
or under – Free
※ If you are a student, please
present your passport or
school ID at reception when
purchasing your ticket.

Address
1-2 Nakajima-cho, Naka Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

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08 Orizuru Tower (おりづるタワー)

HIROSHIMA ORIZURU TOWER is a tourist attraction located next to the Atomic Bomb Dome. The north walls of the building are decorated with illustrations of ‘Orizuru’ paper cranes, which symbolize peace. The building also occasionally plays host to seasonal events. The first floor has a café and souvenir shop, and the 12th floor is “ORIZURU SQUARE,” where visitors can try their hand at making paper cranes. On the rooftop, there is an observation deck called “HIROSHIMA HILLS,” where you can enjoy a panoramic view of Hiroshima City and spend time relaxing.
The most attractive part of HIROSHIMA ORIZURU TOWER is the spectacular view of Hiroshima from the rooftop observation deck, from which you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the the Wolrd Heritage A-bomb Dome Site, Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima Castle, and other parts of the city. The observation deck is covered, so you can enjoy the view even in the rain. Also, at the “ORIZURU SQUARE” on the 12th floor, you can enjoy making ‘Orizuru’ paper cranes. You can then throw your ‘Orizuru’ into the “ORIZURU WALL.”- a distinct glass display filled with paper cranes and the hopes and wishes that accompany them from all around the world!

Address
1-2-1 Otemachi, Naka Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

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09 Hiroshima Castle (広島城)

Hiroshima Castle was built in the year 1599 by Hiroshima’s most powerful warrior and leader at the time, Mori Terumoto. The castle featured a five-story Castle Tower, a Honmaru Palace, and a moat that flows like a river. Unfortunately, both the Castle Tower and the Honmaru Palace were destroyed by the atomic bombing in 1945, and only the Castle Tower has been reconstructed. The castle tower now houses the Hiroshima Castle Museum, which exhibits materials related to Hiroshima’s history, the Mori family, local folklore, and natural history.


(Entry fee)
18+ – ¥370
Senior citizen – ¥180
High School student – ¥180
Junior High School student
or under – Free
※ For students and senior
citizens, please present
identification to verify your age
such as your passport, or
school ID, at reception when
purchasing your ticket.

Address
21-1 Motomachi, Naka Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

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10 Hiroshima Gokoku Shrine (広島護国神社)

The Hiroshima Gokoku Shrine is located on the site of Hiroshima Castle, and is the largest shrine in the city center. Various festivals are held at the shrine, including the Especially 600,000 people visit the shrine in January As Hatsumoude (first visit of the new year) . Another popular festival is the Tondomatsuri. Held on January 15, every year it attracts many people who come to see the huge bonfires to pray for good health and family safety. If you are lucky, you might also see a wedding ceremony in the traditional Japanese kimono style, however you will have to watch from a distance.

Address
21-2 Motomachi, Naka Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

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11 Okonomimura

Address
5-13 Shintenchi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0034 Hiroshima Prefecture

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Hiroshima Station (広島駅)

2-37 Matsubaracho, Minami Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社)

1-1 Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

Miyajima Omotesando Street

Miyajima Public Aquarium (宮島水族館)

10-3 Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

Anago-meshi Ueno Miyajima-guchi Honten

739-04111-5-11 Miyajima-guchi, Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Atomic Bomb Dome (原爆ドーム)

1-10 Otemachi, Naka Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum (広島平和記念資料館)

1-2 Nakajima-cho, Naka Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

Orizuru Tower (おりづるタワー)

1-2-1 Otemachi, Naka Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

Hiroshima Castle (広島城)

21-1 Motomachi, Naka Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

Hiroshima Gokoku Shrine (広島護国神社)

21-2 Motomachi, Naka Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

Okonomimura

5-13 Shintenchi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0034 Hiroshima Prefecture